There are 4 ways to get from Tawau to Brunei by bus, car, plane or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus via Limbang  •  16 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Limbang

$19 - $31

3 alternative options

Bus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan

$38 - $44

Drive  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Tawau to Bandar Seri Begawan 394.2 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, ferry  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Tawau (TWU) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) TWU - BKI
  2. Take the ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan
  3. Take the ferry from Labuan to Muara

$62 - $116

What companies run services between Tawau, Malaysia and Brunei?

You can take a bus from Tawau to Bandar Seri Begawan via Kota Kinabalu and Limbang in around 16 h 2 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $130
Bus operators
Bintang Jaya Express
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu to Limbang
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Sipitang Express
Website
sipitangexpress.com.my
Bus from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
Ferry operators
Jesselton Point
Website
jesseltonpoint.com.my
Ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
jesseltonpoint.com.my
PKL Jaya
Website
pkljaya.com
Ferry from Labuan to Muara
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
pkljaya.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Tawau to Brunei?

The distance between Tawau and Brunei is 369 km. The road distance is 631 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Tawau to Brunei?

The cheapest way to get from Tawau to Brunei is to bus which costs RM 70 - RM 130 and takes 16 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Tawau to Brunei?

The quickest way to get from Tawau to Brunei is to fly and ferry which takes 8 h 25 min and costs RM 240 - RM 460.

Is there a direct bus between Tawau and Brunei?

No, there is no direct bus from Tawau to Brunei. However, there are services departing from Tawau and arriving at Bandar Seri Begawan via Kota Kinabalu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Tawau to Brunei?

It takes approximately 16 h 2 min to get from Tawau to Brunei, including transfers.